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Medicated Lozenges: Expert Perspectives (2022)

Pharmacists play a very important role in counselling people who experience coughs, colds, influenzas, and similar illnesses. Medicated lozenges contain ingredients such as benzocaine and menthol that actively relieve pain and soothe sore throat due to upper respiratory tract infection or viral infection. When customers are seeking help for sore throat, a medicated lozenge is […]

DURATION

10 minutes

PROFESSION

Pharmacy

# OF CREDITS

0.25

ACCREDITATION

CCCEP

EXPIRY DATE

2023-01-21

Pharmacists play a very important role in counselling people who experience coughs, colds, influenzas, and similar illnesses. Medicated lozenges contain ingredients such as benzocaine and menthol that actively relieve pain and soothe sore throat due to upper respiratory tract infection or viral infection. When customers are seeking help for sore throat, a medicated lozenge is a very effective option.


This program has received an unrestricted educational grant or in-kind support from RB Health (Canada) Inc.

Faculty

Kelly Haggerty, BSc Pharmacy, RPh, CTH, NCMP

Ajit Johal, BSc Pharmacy, BCPP, CTH

Carole Dion, BSc Pharm

Learning objectives

At the end of this expert brief, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the differences between medicated and non-medicated lozenges
  • Discuss common ingredients in medicated lozenges and how they help relieve pain and soothe a sore throat due to upper respiratory tract infection or viral infection

Accreditation

This continuing education lesson is designed primarily for pharmacists and has been accredited by the Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy (CCCEP) for 0.25 CEU.

CCCEP File Number: 1066-2020-3118-I-P

Cost of course:  
Free
# of credits: 0.25
Duration: 10 minutes

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